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Elisha

(ēlī`shə), in the Bible, prophet who functions as a model of the Mosaic prophetic office after ElijahElijah
or Elias
[both: Heb.,=Yahweh is God], fl. c.875 B.C., Hebrew prophet in the reign of King Ahab. He is one of the outstanding figures of the Bible. Elijah's mission was to destroy the worship of foreign gods and to restore exclusive loyalty to God.
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, whose work he continued; he is believed to have lived in the 9th cent. B.C. Elisha initiated the political programs outlined to Elijah on Mt. Horeb. The stories about Elisha are collected in Second Kings, which relates a collection of miracle stories and associates Elisha with political revolution in Syria; he is said to have initiated the revolution of Jehu. Elisha is also attested in the Qur'an.

Elisha

sics bears on boys for their jibing. [O.T.: II Kings 2:23–24]

Elisha

Old Testament a Hebrew prophet of the 9th century bc: successor of Elijah (II Kings 3--9)
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Whereas King Mesha depicts a victorious revolt against Israel, complete with elaborate building activities and building of Moabite shrines with the aid of Israelite forced labor, the account in II Kings 3 is one of the narratives dealing with the miraculous intervention of the prophet Elisha.
By listening to the voices of the most lowly--first, his wife's servant who told him of the prophet Elisha and then his servants who prompted him to follow Elisha's modest instructions--and by setting aside his own inflated expectations for how healing would take place, Naaman was made well.
There's the Prophet Elisha Salifu Amoako, who exorcises demons, claims to cure AIDS with his blessing and preaches that giving money to the pastor makes one rich.
The prophet Elisha permitted Naaman to accompany his king, a pagan, in worship; why should English Catholics not be permitted to do something similar with their monarch?
The prophet Elisha sends a messenger to Naaman with some directions concerning his leprosy: "Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean" (2 Kings 5:10).
It records the death and burial of the great prophet Elisha and later gives an account o a dead man being cast into his grave.
Another contrast between "great" and "small" is between the king of Israel and the prophet Elisha (vv.
Also in 1813 Allston, then living in England, completed his first important painting, Dead Men Revived by Touching the Bones of the Prophet Elisha.
One of his best works was a portrait of Samuel Taylor Coleridge; another was Dead Man Revived by Touching the Bones of the Prophet Elisha.
The prophet Elisha and his community were told to cut logs to build more houses because of the growing population.
He follows the instructions of the prophet Elisha, bathes seven times in the River Jordan, and is miraculously healed.
Abraham with his many flocks, the prophet Elisha with his multiple residences, King David in his fortified city, and Judith in her fine home and splendid privacy all enjoyed the material returns on their fidelity to God.